Typically, I steer clear of mud masks. My dry skin usually protests. But in the summer, the heat and humidity transforms my dry skin into something else. My pores are more visible, and I actually have occasional breakouts on my chin and either side of my nose. What’s up with that?
So when I had the chance to try the Peat Perfection Purification Mask from Farmhouse Fresh, a brand I absolutely love and whose Pudding Appeal Mask I recently reviewed, I decided to go for it. Everything I have tried from Farmhouse Fresh is so well made and so gentle, I didn’t think using their mud mask would be much of a risk.
In fact, Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Purification Mask (say that fast three times, lol!) was developed to calm irritated skin with allantoin, vitamin C and caffeine-rich organic cucumber extract. Although my skin is not irritated, the mask works for skin that needs a good cleaning, brightening and some pampering.
Peat Purification Mask is nutrient-rich and, not only does it not strip skin like other mud masks can, it contains safflower and soybean oils to balance skin and panthenol to attract and lock in moisture.
I applied the thick, fragrance-free mask made with bentonite and kaolin clays with my fingers to clean skin. In case you’re interested in the origins of the mud, Farmhouse Fresh describes the “peat” as follows: “highly concentrated plant matter harvested from age-old enriched wetland vegetation”. So it is a vegetarian mask.
BTW, here’s my obligatory hideous mask photo.
The peat mask dried within about 10 minutes even on a humid night. Usually I’d be in a hurry to remove a dry mask, but this was so comfortable to wear, I finished reading my magazine before I got around to removing it. I ended up leaving it on for almost a half hour. I washed it off with cool water and a soft facecloth, and my skin felt and looked very clean and moisturized. My skin wasn’t dried out at all. (Wow, do I have a lot of sun damage in spite of wearing sun screen! I need a triple dose of vitamin C!!)
I can definitely use this mask once a week through the rest of the warm weather. I love how Farmhouse Fresh always puts the number of uses on their packaging. The Peat Purification Mask jar contains enough for about 15 uses so I’ve got about 14 more to go!
Farmhouse Fresh Peat Purification Mask contains 3.2 fl. oz.. Priced around $30. Cruelty-free, paraben and sulfate-free. Made in the U.S. 95% natural. Oddly enough, I can’t find this particular mask on the Farnhouse Fresh website, but it is sold on Amazon through Farmhouse Fresh.